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El Gouna Dive Centre - El Gouna, Red Sea & Middle East

The El Gouna Dive Centre is a PADI 5* instructor Development Centre and a BSAC Travel Partners, which is based at the Movenpick Hotel. They offer a range of courses, from Learn to Dive to Open Water along with Advanced and Technical diving.

The centre is based at the Abu Tig Marina in the heart of El Gouna. A complimentary pick up and drop off service is available for guests at El Gouna hotels.

Facilities & Services
There is a dedicated daily RIB that takes you to the great dive sites. Free transfers are available from hotels in the resort. The centre offers air-conditioned classrooms for training, a shop and a full range of diving and photo equipment.

There is a variety of diving available, from deep walls to shallow reefs and a variety of wrecks at Abu Nuhas. It is a great location for both those who learning to dive and experienced divers. All dive sites, especially Abu Nuhas, are weather dependant.

Abu Nuhas: 4 wrecks side by side including Giannis D and Carnatic. Also be called ‘The Father of Bad luck’ due to the number of ships which have hit the reef over the year.

Shaab el Erg: A huge horseshoe shaped reef offering many dive sites on all sides. The lagoon is renowned for sightings of the resident dolphin community.

Abu Galawa: means the sweet father and is named by the fisherman as the reef provides a safe haven in rough seas.

Some of the trips which are available include full day Aby Dabab, full day Salem Express wreck, full day Rosalie Moeller wreck, overnight Thistlegorm wrecks, Early Bird Abu Nuhas inc 3rd dive, Half Day Fast Boat Dives and Sunset Cruise. Additional cost for trips are payable locally and all trips are weather dependant with minimum numbers applicable. Trips don’t include lunch or drinks.

Dive Courses
Courses taught in a range of different langauges.

PADI Open Water from £239
Advanced PADI OW

from £189

Referral PADI OW from £139

Dive Packages
Standard diving in El Gouna is boat diving and includes 2 boat dives, tank & weight. 

Red Sea diving packages - A government tax fee of minimum 3.00 Euro, per diver per diving day and per snorkel per day on board of a boat, is payable locally on arrival before diving/snorkelling can commence. All rental equipment must be booked and confirmed in advanced with additional payment to your diving package. Please bring your passport along with you for Red Sea boat diving to present to the Captain of the dive boat, as per local Government regulations. Lunch on day boat dives is not included and payable locally. The above fees can change without notice and will be confirmed at the dive centre on arrival.

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Diving Conditions

Boat Diving Wreck Diving Tech Diving






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Best Time: All Year

Average Air temps: 21-40°C 

Average Water temps: 21-30°C 

Visibility: 15-70m (50-230ft)

Top Dive Sites: Shaab El Erg, Wrecks at Abu Nuhas (Ships Graveyard), Abu Dabab, Salem Express, Rosalie Moeller, Abu Nuhas, Ulysse (British freighter), Thistlegorm.

Great Reasons to Dive in El Gouna, Red Sea

  • Variety of diving - shallow reefs, deep walls, wrecks.
  • Ideal Learn to Dive resort
  • PADI 5* IDC / BSAC Centre
  • Choice of 5* & Divers hotels directly on the marina.
  • Many bars & restaurants.
  • Multi sports (golf, kitesurfing, windsurfing)
  • Family friendly resort.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.